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Sciences of the Romantic Text

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
ACLA, Utrecht 6-9 July 2017 / Organizers: Tilottama Rajan and Elizabeth Effinger
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries “science” meant certain and systematic knowledge, so that what we now think of as humanities (for example, aesthetics or philosophy) could be sciences, while sciences such as chemistry (according to Kant) might still be arts.

Participatory Digital Cultures and Contemporary Discourses of (De)Legitimization

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Southern Cross University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Call for Chapters

(Deadline for abstracts: November 30th, 2016)

 

Participatory Digital Cultures and Contemporary Discourses of (De)Legitimization

 

In the framework of their worldview the members of a language community come to an understanding on central themes of their personal and social lives. (Habermas, 1984: 59)

 

Roundtable: Art, Public Scholarship, and Baltimore

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

From David Simon’s Homicide, The Corner, and The Wire to the novels of George Pelecanos, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s books and blog, and Jelani Cobb’s journalistic histories of the city, Baltimore has become a focus of cultural and scholarly engagements with issues of race, class, community, justice, and identity in contemporary America. In this roundtable, we’ll consider these and other voices and texts, using their works and Baltimore itself to help us discuss and analyze the place and role of artistic, journalistic, and public scholarly engagements with 21st-century America.

The Travel Writings of D.H. Lawrence: A Savage Pilgrimage

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel focuses on Lawrence's travel writing and welcomes any submissions relating to this topic. We are especially interested in exploring questions of cultural identity among diverse populations and the contrasts Lawrence explores between his native British cultures and the cultures he visited on his travels. Finally, this panel hopes to investigate Lawrence’s travel writing as it relates to travel writers in languages other than English.

This panel welcomes the following questions but is open to others:

How did he document his discoveries of new cultures and his interaction with them? What preparation went into his travel pieces? What research?

The Ecogothic Comes Alive: Monsters and Terror in Environmental Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Frank Izaguirre / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to apply the theoretical lens of the ecogothic on texts as a means of better understanding their thematic intent and narrative structure. As a counterpoint to portrayals of the environment as a pristine wilderness and source of healing, this panel will explore the intersection of the eco- (the environment, animals, pollution, ecological concerns) alongside the gothic (terror, anxiety, haunting, contamination, hidden horrors, the supernatural) in literary works. As we discuss the application of the term ecogothic, perhaps we can arrive at an even better understanding of this new and interesting critical entry point for textual analysis. Where else can we identify intersections between the eco- and the gothic?

Replanting the Colony: Sustainable Ecology and Nationalist Memory

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
24th International Conference of Europeanists at the University of Glasgow July 12-14, 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ecological responses to colonialist legacies have emerged as a form of economic nationalism, simultaneously, representing renewable natural resources and expressing an authentic identity, disconnected from the colonizer. Often, such an eco-renaissance sells the former colony as a tourist destination, positing a purified form of Nature to contrast the colonizer’s urban identity. Upon closer examination, however, sustainable ecology is a nexus of cultural and economic forces. Ireland’s present reforestation project, for instance, seeks to re-create the forests of oak and yew that used to cover the island.

Lyric Desire

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
American Comparative Literature Association(ACLA) 2017 (Utrecht, July 6-9 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Organizers: John Garrison, Carroll University, and Stephen Guy-Bray, University of British Columbia

http://www.acla.org/lyric-desire

(Early) American Disgust

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Mary Balkun/Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2016

Roundtable: (Early) American Disgust

Nick Joaquin Now: Texts, Contexts, and Approaches

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
Kritika Kultura
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Since his death in 2004, Nick Joaquin—National Artist for Literature of the Philippines—has left readers and scholars with a body of literature which has yet to receive innovative and incisive critical attention.  

CfP: Six Feet Under: Exploring Death in Popular Culture (ACLA 2017)

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This is a call for presentations for a proposed seminar to be held as part of the American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting that will take place at Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands July 6-9, 2017.
 
Those interested are encouraged to contact the seminar organizers (adriana.teodorescu@gmail.comkundudevaleena@gmail.com) before uploading their abstracts to ACLA website.

Competing Narratives on/of Violence in a Globalizing World

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Journal of Contemporary Poetics

 

Journal of Contemporary Poetics is published by the Department of English, Faculty of Languages and Literature, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. This interdisciplinary journal welcomes articles and book reviews from various disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities.

 

Submissions Open for a Special Issue on:

”Competing Narratives on/of Violence in a Globalizing World”

 

NeMLA 2017 Panel - The Absurd in Literature

updated: 
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 2:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association - Eyal Handelsman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017

 

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